Workshops


FREE FUN SALSA SHINES WORKSHOP
MONDAY AUGUST 14, 9PM-10PM & FRIDAY AUGUST 18, 7PM-8PM

Learn a fun and easy Salsa shines routine. Take one workshop or both. FREE for all Steps students. Open to all levels. Max 40 people in each workshop.
Want to step it up a notch? Enter our Instagram contest to win prizes!
1.    Once you learn the shines routine, take a video of yourself or you and up to 3 friends “performing” the Shines routine anywhere in Toronto – preferably outdoors
2.    Share the video on Instagram & Facebook & tag Steps Dance Studio
3.    Say in the video “We love Steps Dance Studio!”
4.    The top 3 videos that get the most likes win!

PRIZES*
1st Place: Steps T-shirts +Free Admission to the Steps SnowBall
2nd Place: Free Admission to Steps October Party
3rd Place: Steps shoe bag
Bonus prize for most creative video and/or location:  FREE Upgrade to VIP Seating for any Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress pass or ticket.  
*prizes given to all people in the winning videos, up to a max of 4 people in each video.

RULES:
-Maximum 4 people in the video
-Every participant must follow and like the Steps Instagram and Facebook pages
- Share the video on Facebook and Instagram and Tag Steps Dance Studio
-Say in the video "We Love Steps Dance Studio!"
- Video must be posted by September 11th, 2017.  Winners will be announced online and at our studio party on Saturday Sept. 23rd.


salsa on 2 performance class, friday May 26 - sept. 29, 9:00pm-10:00pm

Learn an entire choreographed Salsa on 2 routine then perform it at the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress and other nightclubs or events in Toronto. A performance class will help to improve your memory of turn patterns and shines, enhance your styling & body movement, improve your timing and musicality and learn dips and tricks. Unleash your inner performer, increase your confidence on the dancefloor, meet new people and have fun! 
Geared to students in levels 4 and 5 (or with at least 1 year's experience dancing Salsa). Note you do NOT need experience dancing on 2 to start this course. Jason will spend time teaching the group how to dance salsa on 2. 
Great for first time performers as well as students who have previously joined a performance class.  
Please note all participants must commit for the full course.

Price: $300 for 18 weeks. Can pay in two instalments, May 26 and August 4.
Price for Steps members: $200 for 18 weeks.  Can pay in two instalments, May 26 and August 4.
A Steps member is a student on a monthly auto renew contract or with an annual membership. Must have a membership for the duration of the course to get the discount. 
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BACHATA PERFORMANCE CLASS, FRIDAY MAY 26 - SEPT 29, 9:00PM-10:00PM

Learn an entire choreographed Bachata routine and then perform it at the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress and other nightclubs or events in Toronto. A performance class will help to improve your memory of turn patterns and shines, enhance your styling & body movement, improve your timing and musicality and learn dips and tricks. Unleash your inner performer, increase your confidence on the dancefloor, meet new people and have fun! 
Geared to students in levels 2 and 3 (or with at least 6 months experience dancing Salsa).  Great for first time performers as well as students who have previously joined a performance class.  Please note all participants must commit for the full course. 

Price: $300 for 18 weeks. Can pay in two instalments, May 26 and August 4.
Price for Steps members: $200 for 18 weeks.  Can pay in two instalments, May 26 and August 4.
A Steps member is a student on a monthly auto renew contract or with an annual membership. Must have a membership for the duration of the course to get the discount. 

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Hustle foundations 

Part 1: Thursday July 6 - July 27, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Part 2: Thursday August 3 - August 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Part 1: First 4 weeks of a two-part 8 week intensive for students new to Latin Hustle.  Learn the Hustle basic step, popular Hustle turns and turn patterns.  Learn hustle tecnhnique, how to lead and follow well and turn patterns to get you started on the dancefloor.  Already know some Salsa? Like partner dancing but don't always hear Salsa music at the functions you go to?  For those of you who don't know what Latin Hustle is, think of applying your Salsa turn patterns to different music such as House, Old School, Top 40 and Disco and therefore a different beat.  It is so much fun! Dance with a partner to practically any song anywhere!

No previous hustle experience required to join Part 1.  Students must start on the first day.  Open to students in Salsa levels 2-5, or people with at least 2 months experience dancing Salsa.  

Part 2: Continue on your Hustle journey.  For those who have taken our 4 week Hustle Foundations Part 1 or who have taken a couple of Hustle workshops in the past. This 4 week course will teach you the hustle technique you will need to social dance well and some new turns and patterns to add to your repertoire.  Once students have completed Hustle Foundations Part 2, they may join the Hustle Level 2 weekly course. 

Completion of Part 1 required to join Part 2 (or approval of instructor).  Students must start on the first day.

Price:
$60 for 4 weeks. 10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this workshop.
FREE for Steps students on monthly auto-renew membership (Must be member for duration of workshop). FREE for Steps students on an annual membership.

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SALSA ON 2 foundations

Friday July 21 - August 11, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

4 week intensive for students new to dancing Salsa on 2 (also called Mambo or New York or Puerto Rican style Salsa). This crash course workshop will teach you the Salsa on 2 fundamentals - basic timing, turns and technique – to get you started to social dance Salsa on 2. After completion of the workshop, you may join our upcoming Salsa on 2 weekly class.
Open to students in Salsa levels 3-5. No prior on 2 experience required.

Price:
$60 for 4 weeks.  10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this workshop.
FREE for Steps students on monthly auto-renew membership (Must be member for duration of workshop). FREE for Steps students with an annual membership.

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cha cha foundations

Friday June 23 - July 14, 7:00pm – 8:00pm 

4 week intensive for students new to dancing Cha Cha. This crash course workshop will teach you the Cha Cha fundamentals - basic timing, turns and technique – to get you started to social dance Cha Cha. After completion of the workshop, you may join our Fall Level 2/3 Cha Cha class.
Open to students in Salsa levels 2-5. No prior Cha Cha experience required.

Price:
$60 for 4 weeks. 10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this workshop.
FREE for Steps students on monthly auto-renew membership (Must be member for duration of workshop).

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beginner ballet for saLSA dancers

Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Adult Beginner Ballet for Salsa Dancers provides a strong basis in ballet technique for students of all skill levels, including those who have never taken a ballet class before.  All classes emphasize proper and healthy alignment, teach flexibiity, strength, balance and endurance and accommodates a wide range of ages and physical abilities.  Learn ballet technique and drills to help improve your balance, spins, control, coordination and your overall dancing. Get fit and strong and have fun within an encouraging and challenging atmosphere,  
For men and women of all levels.  No previous ballet or dance experience required. 
Attire: comfortable clothing in which you can move easily (no jeans!).  Ballet slippers or thin socks.

Price: $10 drop in.  Ballet included FREE with the Steps monthly auto-renew and the Steps annual membership. 10 and 20 Class Cards can also be used for this class. 
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"I just wanted to thank you again for such a lovely afternoon.  I enjoyed every minute of the Women's Salsa Retreat! It flowed, it was never boring, and probably just the right amount of time. I usually end up working pretty much everyday.  That was the first day I had off in forever.  I thought I would treat myself to this retreat, because hey, I deserved it.....& I'm so glad I did !! I've been practicing ever since ;)"
 
—Natalie